A library is not a luxury but one of the necessities of life.

Henry Ward Beecher -

My Book Collection

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Take a look at all the books that line up my book shelves. You'll better understand what genre of books I'm interested in.

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Book Shelf

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It's a simple design but am very proud of how it looks. This occupies the pride of place in my room. Take a look.

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Latest Blog

During the Afternoon Program at the 366th Commencement, Mark Zuckerberg, Commencement Speaker, gives an address to the Annual Meeting of the Harvard Alumni Association at the Tercentenary Theatre. Kris Snibbe/Harvard Staff Photographer
Mark Zuckerberg’s Harvard Commencement Speech to be Featured in CHARGE Book

I watched Mark Zuckerberg’s commencement speech at Harvard University today with keen interest. Mainly because I’m putting together a book titled, ‘CHARGE: 50 Inspiring Life Lessons from Commencement Speeches’. http://www.Kiruba.com/charge . It’s a book with brilliant nuggets of valuable advice gleaned from over half century of graduation speeches. This book has been 5 years in the making and scheduled for a November 2017 release.

26 May 17

#BookNotes from ‘Create Your Own Florida Food Forest’
#BookNotes from ‘Create Your Own Florida Food Forest’

Now, why would a guy in South India read a book titled, ‘Create Your Own Florida Food Forest’? For starters, the Florida climate is kind of tropical and similar to that of Tamilnadu. Alright, maybe the summers are a lot milder but it still is close enough. Second, I love to hear from a man who has already set up two full-fledged food forests. Experience…

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21 May 17

Reading Patagonia CEO’s Book: Let My People Go Surfing
Reading Patagonia CEO’s Book: Let My People Go Surfing

Fantastic book for entrepreneurs. Great example of how to motivate employees and how to run a socially responsible company.  I first came across this book through my favourite podcast, NPR’s How I Built This. It had an interesting episode with Yvon Chouinard, the founder of Patagonia, an outdoors clothing company. It has 1000 employees with annual revenues of US$200 million. Fantastic book for entrepreneurs. Great…

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12 May 17

Why Authors Should NOT Give Their Books to *All* Conference Attendees.
Why Authors Should NOT Give Their Books to *All* Conference Attendees.

The stack of books you see on the table is the New York Times bestseller, ‘Uplifting Service‘ by Ron Kaufman. Ron, a genuinely nice guy, gifted his books to every participant at the Asia Professional Speakers Convention in Singapore. A wonderful gesture. The organisers placed the stack of books on every table. That’s a US$25 book. A New York Times best-seller. A book that has…

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09 May 17

10 Steps I Take to Truly Benefit From a Book. 
10 Steps I Take to Truly Benefit From a Book. 

An important lesson I’ve learned is that reading a book only makes sense if you can put the learnings into action. Earlier I would focus on finishing a book. (which I admit is a task in itself). Once I finish a book, a sense of relief comes over. I take a few days break before I start reading another book. What use is the book…

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13 Oct 16